Giorgio F. Signorini | 3 Feb 16:54 2010

handout mode problem in LyX


Is there any news about the handout problem reported in the enclosed
post? I really like both powerdot and LyX, and would hope there is an
easier solution the workaround you propose (it works!)

Thank you for your help

-- Giorgio
 Dr. Giorgio F. SIGNORINI    
 Dipartimento di Chimica                tel: +39-055-457-3085
 Universita` di Firenze         
 via della Lastruccia, 3                email: signo "at"  
 I-50019 Sesto F. (Firenze) Italy
   My PGP key:

> [powerdot] Re: handout problem
>     * From: "Hendri Adriaens" <spotje <at> xxxxxxxxx>
>     * To: powerdot <at> xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     * Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 07:08:21 +0100
> Hello,
> > I have used and enjoyed powerdot for a couple of years.  However, after
> > a recent system upgrade I am unable to generate handouts using LyX.
> >
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Patrice Mégret | 3 Mar 22:56 2010

animate and powerdot

Dear all,


I have some trouble with animate and powerdot:


The attached code is an animation describing digital communication. When compiled in a classical document then the pdf is perfect.


When I insert this animation in powerdot, it is ok in handout mode but in slide mode some parts of the animation are missing and I should play with \scalebox to try to get rid of this problem. (see file list below)


Any help is welcome.




Best regards,





*File List*

powerdot.cls    2008/08/24 v1.4 powerdot presentation class (HA,CE)

 xkeyval.sty    2008/08/13 v2.6a package option processing (HA)

 xkeyval.tex    2008/08/13 v2.6a key=value parser (HA)

   fleqn.clo    1998/08/17 v1.1c Standard LaTeX option (flush left equations)

 article.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class

  size10.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)

  size11.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)

geometry.sty    2008/12/21 v4.2 Page Geometry

   ifpdf.sty    2009/04/10 v2.0 Provides the ifpdf switch (HO)

  ifvtex.sty    2008/11/04 v1.4 Switches for detecting VTeX and its modes (HO)


hyperref.sty    2009/11/27 v6.79k Hypertext links for LaTeX

 ifxetex.sty    2009/01/23 v0.5 Provides ifxetex conditional

 hycolor.sty    2009/10/02 v1.5 Code for color options of hyperref/bookmark (HO


xcolor-patch.sty    2009/10/02 xcolor patch

  pd1enc.def    2009/11/27 v6.79k Hyperref: PDFDocEncoding definition (HO)

etexcmds.sty    2007/12/12 v1.2 Prefix for e-TeX command names (HO)

infwarerr.sty    2007/09/09 v1.2 Providing info/warning/message (HO)

hyperref.cfg    2002/06/06 v1.2 hyperref configuration of TeXLive

kvoptions.sty    2009/08/13 v3.4 Keyval support for LaTeX options (HO)

kvsetkeys.sty    2009/07/30 v1.5 Key value parser with default handler support


     url.sty    2006/04/12  ver 3.3  Verb mode for urls, etc.

  bitset.sty    2007/09/28 v1.0 Data type bit set (HO)

 intcalc.sty    2007/09/27 v1.1 Expandable integer calculations (HO)

bigintcalc.sty    2007/11/11 v1.1 Expandable big integer calculations (HO)

pdftexcmds.sty    2009/09/23 v0.6 LuaTeX support for pdfTeX utility functions (


ifluatex.sty    2009/04/17 v1.2 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)

 ltxcmds.sty    2009/08/05 v1.0 Some LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)


atbegshi.sty    2008/07/31 v1.9 At begin shipout hook (HO)

  hdvips.def    2009/11/27 v6.79k Hyperref driver for dvips

 pdfmark.def    2009/11/27 v6.79k Hyperref definitions for pdfmark specials

graphicx.sty    1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)

graphics.sty    2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)

    trig.sty    1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)

graphics.cfg    2009/08/28 v1.8 graphics configuration of TeX Live

   dvips.def    1999/02/16 v3.0i Driver-dependant file (DPC,SPQR)

pstricks.sty    2008/11/26 v0.40 LaTeX wrapper for `PSTricks' (RN,HV)

pstricks.tex    2010/02/11 v2.0 `PSTricks' (tvz,hv)

pst-xkey.tex    2005/11/25 v1.6 PSTricks specialization of xkeyval (HA)

  pst-fp.tex    2010/02/11 v2.0 `PST-fp' (hv)

  xcolor.sty    2007/01/21 v2.11 LaTeX color extensions (UK)

   color.cfg    2007/01/18 v1.5 color configuration of teTeX/TeXLive

enumitem.sty    2009/05/18 v2.2 Customized lists

verbatim.sty    2003/08/22 v1.5q LaTeX2e package for verbatim enhancements

powerdot-default.sty    2005/12/10 v1.4 default style (HA)

  pifont.sty    2005/04/12 PSNFSS-v9.2a Pi font support (SPQR)

    upzd.fd    2001/06/04 font definitions for U/pzd.

    upsy.fd    2001/06/04 font definitions for U/psy.    Graphic file (type eps)

   t1enc.sty    1994/06/01 Standard LaTeX package

inputenc.sty    2008/03/30 v1.1d Input encoding file

  latin1.def    2008/03/30 v1.1d Input encoding file

   babel.sty    2008/07/06 v3.8l The Babel package

 frenchb.ldf    2009/03/16 v2.3d French support from the babel system



 animate.sty    2010/02/17 PDF animations from files and inline graphics

  ifthen.sty    2001/05/26 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)

 ifdraft.sty    2008/08/11 v1.3 Switch for option draft (HO)

    calc.sty    2007/08/22 v4.3 Infix arithmetic (KKT,FJ)

  animfp.sty    2009/07/23 fixed point addition for animate.sty

pstricks-add.sty    2010/02/11 v. 0.14 package wrapper for pstricks-add.tex (hv


pstricks-add.tex    2009/12/13 v3.38 `PSTricks-add' (hv)

  t1cmss.fd    1999/05/25 v2.5h Standard LaTeX font definitions

 nameref.sty    2009/12/02 v2.33 Cross-referencing by name of section

refcount.sty    2008/08/11 v3.1 Data extraction from references (HO)




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Tom Schneider | 3 Mar 23:32 2010

Re: animate and powerdot


> The attached code is an animation describing digital communication.
> When compiled in a classical document then the pdf is perfect.

I tried this PDF - very cool!  So I ran the LaTeX code you supplied
and, after installing animate.sty and animfp.sty got this error:

! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> \OR 

l.325{\boolean{pdf}\OR\boolean{ <at> anim <at> xetex}}

What's missing?



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